EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump says the charges against him Fulton County, Georgia, “have to be dropped,” telling Fox News Digital that the case is a “scam” while District Attorney Fani Willis testified publicly about an allegedly “improper” affair she had with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Willis took the stand in Georgia Thursday to defend her relationship with Wade, whom she hired in 2021 to help prosecute the former president in a sweeping racketeering case related to the 2020 election.

Trump co-defendant Michael Roman alleged in court filings last month that Willis should be disqualified from the case, claiming that she financially benefited from hiring Wade because of their personal relationship. 

Both Willis and Wade confirmed their relationship under oath in court Thursday, but testified that the romantic involvement began in early 2022 after Wade’s contract in the Trump case began.


“There is no case here,” Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview during Willis’ testimony. “It is so badly tainted. There is no case here. There was a perfect phone call. It was perfect. But by going after Trump, she’s able to get her boyfriend more money than they ever dreamed possible.”

Trump blasted Willis as “disgraced.”

“The case will have to be dropped,” he told Fox News Digital. “There’s no way they can have a case. The whole thing was a scam to get money for the boyfriend.”

Trump said the case is another example of “election interference,” pointing to Wade’s trips to the White House.

Fani Willis and Nathan Wade

“This all comes out of the White House. Don’t forget Wade, the lover, he spent hours at the White House,” Trump said. “This is all a weaponization of politics.”

He added: “It’s all about trying to stop somebody who is killing them in the polls, and it is a sad thing to watch for our country.”

Trump said charges brought against him are just “a weaponization of law enforcement.”

“And you’re seeing it now because they got caught,” he said. “The two lovers got caught.”

But Trump said the Fulton County case, like the others in separate jurisdictions, are “all the same.”

“This is a total breakdown of law and order and a total breakdown of justice — it is weaponization at a level that nobody’s seen before. Nobody’s seen anything like this,” Trump told Fox News Digital.

Trump spent the morning in a New York City courtroom for a hearing related to charges related to alleged hush-money payments brought against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

A court sketch depicts former President Donald Trump appearing in a New York City courtroom in Manhattan

New York Judge Juan Merchan denied Trump’s request to dismiss the case altogether, and scheduled the trial to begin on March 25 in New York City.

Trump pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Meanwhile, on Friday, New York Judge Arthur Engoron is expected to hand down his ruling in the trial stemming from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Trump, his family and his business empire.


James sued Trump, his family and his business empire, claiming he inflated his financial statements and deceived banks. Trump has denied any wrongdoing. The former president has repeatedly said his assets were actually undervalued. Trump has repeatedly said his financial statements had disclaimers, requesting that the numbers be evaluated by the banks.

Letitia James sits in courtroom audience of Trump trial

“Letitia James is worse than this one,” Trump said, referring to Willis. “Letitia James campaigned on ‘I will get Trump’—that’s a bigger scam than this one.”

“We’re definitely gonna sue him, we’re gonna be a real pain in the a–,” James once told a supporter on video.

James also once said Trump was an “existential threat,” and said “the No. 1 issue in this country is defeating Donald Trump.”

New York Judge Arthur Engoran

“Nothing else matters,” James said.

Trump told Fox News Digital that the judge, Engoron, will “do whatever Letitia James wants.”

“This has nothing to do with the law,” Trump said. “It has to do with politics.”

Trump also pointed to the ruling last month in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case, which requires him to pay Carroll more than $83 million in damages after he denied allegations he raped her in the 1990s. Trump was never charged with rape.

E. Jean Carroll exits court building with attorneys after winning $83 million judgement against Donald Trump

“A woman that I have absolutely no idea—I have never heard of her— and she is getting $90 million?” Trump said. “We were abused in that case by a bully judge— a Democrat. And that’s another one— this is all the same stuff.”

Trump then pointed to “Deranged” Special Counsel Jack Smith, who charged him in two separate cases, in two separate jurisdictions—one related to 2020 election and Jan. 6 in Washington D.C., and another related to his retention of classified records in Florida.

Jack Smith before giving remarks on Trump's indictment

Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.

“It’s all corrupt stuff. It is all politics–using the law to try to stop a party that is substantially ahead, and a particular person that’s substantially ahead in every poll—including against Biden,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “This is all meant to stop me.”


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